Kennedy began her career in January 1999 at KCIW, first working at
the institution as a transportation officer. She was promoted to
sergeant in October of that same year and was in charge of the KCIW
Assessment Center. In April 2001 she was again promoted, this time to
Classification and Treatment Officer.
She has served as a member of CERT (Correctional Emergency Response
Team) and as a certified Hostage Negotiator. In November 2005 Kennedy
was promoted to Unit Administrator I, again in 2007 as Unit
Administrator II she received her most recent appointment in April, 2010
as Deputy Warden at WKCC.
During Kennedy’s career with DOC she has literally served in nearly
all job posts at the institutional level. Kennedy is a graduate of
Eastern Kentucky University where she received her bachelor’s degree in
Corrections and Juvenile Services. She also attended Sullivan University
where she received her master’s degree, cum laude, in Conflict
A native of Louisville, Kennedy is a member of KCCD (Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency).